DIY Rice Toner

Recently I have been on a serious Korean and Japanese beauty products kick.

Then I came across an ancient Asian beauty secret of rice water, whoa, it’s life changing!

As we all know Asian women have the most flawless skin in the world, so I began doing some research and discovered that they use rice water in most of their beauty products.

Rice water has the following benefits as a toner:

  • Contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids which are essential for beautiful skin, including ferulic acid, which is a great antioxidant, and allantoin, known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Lightens dark spots caused by hyper pigmentation and acne
  • Acts as an astringent to help eliminates acne
  • Minimizes pores
  • Tightens skin tone
  • Promotes cell growth and stimulates blood flow
  • Helps relieve eczema due to its high level of starch

I gave it a try for one week and here are the results:

Before                                                                                        After

As you can see, the spots on my right cheek are almost gone!

There are two easy recipes.  One is to soak the rice for 30 minutes and the other is to boil.  Some people think the boiling is better in order to get the most nutrients out of the rice, (I boiled my rice) so here are the two methods for you to choose:

Option 1

Rinse and cleanse 1/2 cup of rice
Pour 1 cup of bottled water into the bowl with rice in it
Wait 30 minutes
Strain the rice into a spray, or empty bottle to use as a toner 

Option 2 

Rinse and cleanse 1/2 cup of rice
Pour 1 cup of bottled water into a small soup pot with cleansed 1/2 cup of rice and bring to a boil
Let the water cool down before transfering it into your toner bottle 

The toner is good for one week only.  It will begin to have a mild smell after day 4,  but don’t worry its what happens when rice ferments.

Have any of you tried this before?  Let me know in the comments section.

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  1. Lorianna

    I’ve been using a rice toner I picked up from Korean beauty store recently, it’s not homemade like you did it so I don’t know if I’m seeing any gradual results yet (it’s been a month or so but I’m not consistent with it either so could be that as well). Maybe I should try your method and see the difference. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. IngridMadisonAve

      I know it can be hard sometimes to be consistent with these products, but it helps seeing a change. Hope you get great results! If not, give the DIY toner a try. 🤗

    1. IngridMadisonAve

      I just discovered a new trick to avoid the foul smell by day 3, add some lemon juice. It will help with acne as well as skin lightning from sun spots. Let me know how you like it! 🤗

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